Tag: Israel

Film Maker, Gad Abittan, Following a Year of International Screenings, Brings His Documentary, “The Stars Of Stern” Full Circle Back To the Jerusalem Neighborhood Where It All Began, Kiryat Hayovel,

Film Director Gad Abittan first premiered his documentary, The Stars of Stern, at the 58th Krakow Film Festival (Poland), in May 2018, A very personal story about his neighbors on Stern Street #45 in the Jerusalem Neighborhood of Kiryat Hayovel, The Stars of Stern, received awards and recognition in various international screenings including France. In June 2019, it was premiered in Israel at the Cinema South Festival in Sderot followed by a Jerusalem Premier at the Cinemateque.

41 percent of young European Jews have considered emigrating due to anti-Semitism

Some of the 80 gravestones vandalized in a Jewish cemetery in the French village of Quatzenheim, Feb. 19, 2019. (Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images)

(JTA) — Forty-one percent of young Jews in Europe have considered emigrating because of safety concerns, according to the findings of a survey published Thursday.

Some 2,700 respondents aged 16-34 said they wanted to leave “because they did not feel safe living there as…

Israeli, French and American Jews Agree on Almost Everything – Except Trump

(JTA) – Three recent surveys of…

Is this the end of the Netanyahu era?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen after a vote on a bill to dissolve the parliament, at the Knesset, in Jerusalem on May 30, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — After 50-plus years of advising on Arab-Israeli negotiations and analyzing Israeli politics, I thought I had seen everything. But yesterday’s dissolution of the Knesset by Prime Minister Netanyahu, who was elected a mere seven weeks ago to lead it, represents a stunning new low in political dysfunction and electoral chaos, even by Israeli standards.

Whether these developments lead us back roughly to…

Rare Photos from Israel’s War of Independence

A photograph from the day the port of Haifa was handed to the Israel Defense Forces – a formation of naval officers raising the flag of Israel and the flag of the Israeli navy for the first time in the port, upon the entrance of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. (Kedem Auction House)

(JTA) — Thursday is Israel’s Independence Day, which commemorates the country’s official Declaration of Independence in 1948. The country celebrated with rallies, fireworks displays, flyovers by the Israeli Air Force and family barbecues.

It was a hard-fought independence — the…